Wahlberg: “6 Billion Dollar Man” Is A Superhero

Mark Wahlberg is as busy as ever, and in the lead up to Christmas he has been engaged in his press commitments for this week’s release of “The Gambler”. During the various interviews he conducted, the topic of his involvement with “The Six Billion Dollar Man” came up.

A movie adaptation of the classic Lee Majors-led 1970s television series “The Six Million Dollar Man,” reports came last month that Wahlberg and his “Lone Survivor” director Peter Berg would reunite on the project. Asked by Collider about potentially starring in a superhero film in the future, the actor brought up “The Six Billion Dollar Man” on his own and suggests it is structurally very similar to the superhero genre:

“We’re talking about doing Six Billion Dollar Man, which is very much a superhero, but I don’t have to wear any kind of spandex cape. So that would be cool. Howard Gordon is writing the script and people are talking about doing it, but we got a great, great idea and it’s something that’s been in the pipeline for quite some time, so hopefully if we get the script right maybe we’ll make it after we do the Deep Water Horizon.”

J.C. Chandor is directing the “Deepwater Horizon” film about the 2010 offshore drilling rig malfunction that led to the worst oil spill in U.S. history. That film is currently in pre-production with Wahlberg the only name attached at this point.